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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Legco rejects bid for no-confidence vote in president

    Posted May 31st 2013, 08:09pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Legislators on Friday voted down maverick democrat lawmaker Wong Yuk-man’s bid to debate a vote of no-confidence in Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing. Wong’s proposal to start a discussion on raising a vote of no-confidence was defeated in the Legco house committee. Thirty-four lawmakers, mostly from the pro-government camp, objected to Wong’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1250726/lego-rejects-bid-no-confidence-vote-president
  2. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    It's high time to end Hong Kong's era of bogged-down government

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by LAM WOON KWONG

    ... Even if by a matter of chance unquestionably the best people wound up as chief executive and Legco members, Hong Kong's system would still not work, as it is not designed to do so. ... advantage of assured media coverage, all the time. Yet he or she remains incapable of moving the Legco "mountain" because the chief executive and Legco members are accountable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1260161/its-high-time-end-hong-kongs-era-bogged-down-government
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Forget the rain; Legco tackles lack of water

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Forget the rain; Legco tackles lack of water After a deluge that caused the second-longest black rainstorm warning on record, it was water shortages that were concerning legislators yesterday. The bad news is harvesting Hong Kong's rainwater does not seem like an option, according to Paul Chan Mo-po, secretary for development. He said huge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1243639/forget-rain-legco-tackles-lack-water
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SECURITY

    Big turnout at Legco for welfare panel

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Dozens of different groups attend panel meeting to voice support for universal pension scheme Big turnout at Legco for welfare talk Non-governmental organisations and other grass-roots bodies turned out in large numbers yesterday for a Legislative Council meeting to show their support for a universal pension plan. At the Legco welfare panel meeting, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1154114/big-turnout-legco-welfare-panel
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Wong told to retake Legco oath after coughing row

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 05:15pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... who represents Kowloon West, coughed when he read some key words of the oath during the first Legco meeting on Wednesday. “I swear that, being a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong ... Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Under Legco’s rules of procedure, a lawmakers can lose their seat if they decline or neglect to take the oath. Lawmakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1059618/wong-told-retake-legco-oath-after-coughing-row
  6. Business - Money - MONDAY FACE

    Christopher Cheung Wah-fung scores weighty Legco role

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... offer stockbroking services while many overseas players also are competing in the market. The tough market situation was why Cheung decided to run in the Legco election to fight for a better ... on Legco affairs. In Legco, Cheung said he would vote independently. "For issues that are related to the financial services sector, I will give priority to my voters' interests. For other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1045017/christopher-cheung-wah-fung-interview-re-legco-role
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Legco panel votes down pan-democrats’ bid to probe CY Leung’s HK$50m deal with UGL

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 07:05pm

    ... In that deal, Leung agreed to “act as a referee and adviser” if asked. Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit said a Legco probe is necessary because there is evidence that the agreement is still ... also said: “We don’t want the Legco to turn into an Anti-Leung law court.” Both motions were vetoed 22-38 by the pro-establishment camp. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1618614/legco-panel-votes-down-bid-probe-cy-leungs-hk50m-deal-ugl
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Funding requests face tough crowd when Legco Finance Committee meeting resumes

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Jeffie Lam Waste projects will be top of the pile when Finance Committee meeting resumes Funding requests facing tough crowd in Legco Waste infrastructure projects will top the agenda when the Legco Finance Committee meeting resumes on Friday, but pan-democrats are expected to stall proceedings as they vent their anger over the government's crackdown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1616410/funding-requests-face-tough-crowd-when-legco-finance-committee
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Special security at Legco as lawmakers return for first post-summer meeting

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... of the [Legco] debate," Tsang said. "There's a very high risk of … disorder and we want to avoid or minimise this happening." Tsang, a pro-establishment heavyweight, conceded ... a coach to drop lawmakers at the nearest spot- such as Citic Tower at the junction of Tim Mei Avenue and Lung Wui Road- where they could then enter the building under police escort. Legco might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615878/special-security-legco-lawmakers-return-first-post-summer-meeting
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing-loyalist lawmakers make doubly sure Legco will probe Occupy Central

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by Tony Cheung

    ... Council's powers to look into the organisation and sources of funding for the protests, among other issues. Lam's motion was adopted 35-25 at a meeting of Legco's House Committee yesterday. But the pan-democratic camp is likely to succeed in blocking approval from the full council on October 29. To be doubly sure that Legco would examine the mass sit-ins, pro-establishment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1613959/beijing-loyalist-lawmakers-make-doubly-sure-legco-will-probe-occupy

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